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BGWS 052 – Ice Flow

Ice Flow is a mutliplayer puzzle game where players are attempting to cross the Bering Strait (18:40) Ice Flow is a mutliplayer family strategy game where players are trying to effectively use fish and ropes to scamper across the Bering Strait, avoiding being stranding and being attacked by polar bears. Players must work with a […]

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Blatant Plug – Tulipmania 1637

(Begin Blatant Plug) I’ve designed my first board game, called Tulipmania 1637. It’s a stock market game that replicates the bubble market that was in 1637 regarding the price of tulip bulbs that almost destroyed the dutch economy. I made the game after visiting the Tulip museum in Amsterdam and learning all about Tulipmania, and […]

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BGWS 045 – Board Games with Scott 045 – Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico is a modern eurogame that combines strategy and tactics about building an effective plantation in San Juan. (34:29) Puerto Rico is one of the top-ranked games at BoardGameGeek and is one of my favorite games. That said, it is a medium-complexity game that offers a new player a large number of choices. Puerto […]

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BGWS 043 – Reef Encounter

Reef Encounter is a medium-weight strategy game about coral reef combat and hungry parrotfish. (37:06) Welcome! It’s been a while, but I’m getting settled in after my move, and am ready to start up again. This episode is about Reef Encounter and features clips from an interview that I did with the designer, Richard Breese, […]

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WORD-FM Segment

On Tuesday, Nov. 27th, I was on WORD-FM, talking about Board Games. You can get the MP3 file directly or listen to the segment at http://www.archive.org/details/Word-fmSegment-BoardGameRecommendations-November2007 If you are visiting here because you heard me on WORD-FM, welcome! Here are videos about the games I discussed on the show: Wits and Wagers – http://www.boardgameswithscott.com/?p=53 GiftTRAP […]

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BoardGameGeek Guild

In case you are interested, I’ve started a BoardGameGeek Guild about Board Games with Scott. This is where I’ll talk about what I’m up to, what games I have planned to make videos about, and offer forums for other chit-chat about the show. You will need a BGG account to join, and then you can […]

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More house delays

As it always seems to go, everything takes longer than it should. You would think in this time of a housing slump, there would be so little work that those involved with houses would be eager to work! We own the house, but are still waiting on some big repairs before we can start moving […]

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New BGWS episodes

Greetings! I have good news, more good news, bad news, good news, and a request. The good news: This semester, I’ve been promoted at work to Program Director of the Masters of Science in Library and Information Science program, which is an administrative position where I plan courses, marketing, find adjuncts, and basically run that […]

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BGWS 034 – Wits & Wagers

Wits & Wagers is a party game that combines trivia, knowledge of other players, and gambling. (10:46) This week on Board Games with Scott, host Scott Nicholson discusses Wits & Wagers. This is a party game with a game show feel. Players attempt to guess the answer to numerical questions without going over, and then […]

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BGWS 030 – Ad Acta with designer Andrea Meyer

Ad Acta is a game about being a civil servant involving card and queue management and a good dose of humor. (25:20) This week on Board Games with Scott, designer Andrea Meyer joins Scott Nicholson to talk about her game, Ad Acta. This game takes a tongue-in-cheek approach to civil servitude as players attempt to […]

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